No Sperm? A Spermatid Will Do

The Independent, Ranjna Majumdar/ Mumbai For 56-year-old S Singh from village Barddi near Patna it was a tough decision. Doctors declared that his sperm count was too low to impregnate his wife, while social pressures decreed that he and his wife produce a child soon....

The Ideal Embryo Transfer catheter

Embryo transfer is the final and most crucial step in IVF. Sometimes, however, the embryo transfer can be technically difficult. This article describes what we do to help tackle this problemThe Ideal Embryo Transfer catheterEmbryo transfer is the final and most crucial...

Free IVF Cycle

                                          We now offer free IVF treatment for selected patients. Infertile couples can now take advantage of free IVF treatment for themselves if they are: Young ( less than 30 years old) Live in or near Bombay Are good ovarian resp...

Excess Facial and Body Hair in Women Hirsutism Causes & Treatment

                                     Male-like face and body hair in women is called Hirsutism and may signal the presence of a hormone imbalance or a hormone-producing tumor. Its cause could be Genetic, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Adrenal Disorders or Ovarian...

What do we do to prevent Lab Mix-ups

                              How does the embryologist prevent your eggs and sperm from being mixed up with someone else's in the IVF lab ? What do we do to prevent Lab Mix-ups. Dr. Sai, Head Embryologist, Malpani Infertility Clinic Pvt. Ltd. The biggest worry in e...

Why it is safe to take antibiotics (and other prescription medicines) after the embryo transfer

                                     Many women are petrified that if they do something wrong after their embryos transfer (during the two week wait), they will end up harming their embryos and damaging them. This is why some of them will take leave from work and stay...

What is the minimum number of follicles you need to proceed with the IVF cycle

We deal with a number of difficult patients who have failed multiple IVF cycles elsewhere. Many of these are poor ovarian responders and a common question is - How many follicles do you need to go ahead with the treatment ? Is there a number in your clinic below whic...

The famous English translation of Dnyaneshwari , the commentary on the Gita, by Dr Thatte

The famous English translation of Dnyaneshwari , the commentary on the Gita, by Dr Thatte I have always been impressed by doctors who do not limit themselves to practising medicine and look for new horizons to conquer. Being a doctor gives you insights into life which...

How Hysteroscopic Metroplasty can reduce your Fertility?

                                                          Be careful if your doctor advises you to have Hysteroscopic Metroplasty. It is an unnecessary surgical procedure that does not improve fertility - it can actually reduce it. We are now seeing a virtual epidemic...

HCG levels after IVF

Can the level of HCG in blood tell me whether my pregnancy is a healthy one or not? Yes - but only to a certain extent. The HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) hormone is a remarkable molecule which is very unusual because it is produced only by the cells that will beco...